The NHL has announced plans for the return of hockey, which involves the restart of the season with the playoffs. Regular season 2019/20 finished will not.
However, in the playoffs, will not the traditional 16 teams (8 from each conference), and 24. At the top 12 teams in the East and the West on the basis of percentage of points won the right to play in the post-regular season.
As more teams than usual will be held the preliminary round of the playoffs, where the teams will play up to three victories. Famous couples of the playoffs this round.
East: Pittsburgh Montreal Carolina NY Rangers, NY Islanders, Florida, Toronto, Columbus.
West: Edmonton – Chicago, Nashville – Arizona, Vancouver, Minnesota, Calgary, Winnipeg.
After completion of this preliminary round will remain the usual 16 teams who will start the first round.
The date of the restart of the season gone now, but the NHL expects to begin in the second half of July.